Is The Day Of "Papers, Please" Coming To America?

Hearing that Rhode Island governor Gina Raimondo (D) has the National Guard going door-to-door looking for “Noo Yawkers” who recently came into the Ocean State from the Metro New York City area has given me a case of the willies. Seems a little too late-1930’s Germany to me.

“Right now we have a pinpointed risk,” Raimondo said at a news conference Friday. “That risk is called New York City.”

The state police in Rhode Island have begun pulling over cars with New York plates. Raimondo says anyone from New York City found to have recently come into the state will be automatically quarantined for 14 days.

Apparently New York governor Andrew Cuomo is taking exception to the Governor Raimondo’s actions, saying “I don’t believe it’s medically justified.”

Not medically justified? Hey, Andy. There are 44,000 people in your largest city who have tested positive for the virus. The only thing in this situation that might not be medically justified is building a wall surrounding the Big Apple and turning it into one big hospital ward. Or perhaps some kind of Escape from New York prison.

Of course none of this will matter if President Trump quarantines parts of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.